Suretank, the world's leading provider of engineered solutions to the offshore oil and gas industry, has appointed Peter Weiss as Regional Director for Asia Pacific.

In this newly created position Peter will be responsible for the Suretank manufacturing facilities in China  and Thailand that manufacture offshore tanks and cargo carrying units.

With over 20 years engineering experience working in Asia, he will take on the operational and strategic responsibility for the development and growth of both businesses.

Commenting on his new appointment Peter said: "I'm looking forward to playing a pivotal role in the future growth of the company by ensuring that we provide the best quality products and services at the most competitive price. My focus will be on developing a culture of continuous improvement across the teams in China and Thailand through the implementation of our lean manufacturing initiative.  

"Although the current market situation is challenging, I am very impressed with the vigour and commitment the teams in China and Thailand have demonstrated."

Peter has an engineering degree and MBA.  He has worked on projects in China, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines and has over 10 years experience of implementing lean manufacturing techniques.

Commenting on Peter's appointment, CEO of Suretank John Fitzgerald said: "Peter joined Suretank Thailand  in 2014 as Managing Director and became responsible for Suretank China earlier this year. In this time he has demonstrated a great understanding of our industry and the local market. We are thrilled to have Peter progress to this level and have every confidence in his ability to take the businesses forward.  Peter's promotion will continue to  strengthen the company's significant presence in Asia Pacific, whilst ensuring efficient manufacturing operations."

Originally from a small village in northern Germany, Peter has been living in Asia since 1993. He now lives in Bangkok with his wife and splits his time equally between China and Thailand.

Located in Zhongshan City in the heart of the Pearl River Delta, and only 90 minutes from Hong Kong, Suretank is the only European owned and managed tank manufacturer in China.  Its facility in Thailand employs 300 people located in Ban Chang, Rayong, Thailand, only one hour from Leamchabang.

Suretank is the world’s largest manufacturer of tanks and cargo-carrying units for the offshore oil and gas industry and all of its products are produced to DNV 2.7-1 certification as standard.

Suretank products are found worldwide, including the North Sea, West Africa, Gulf of Mexico, Brazil, Canada, Caspian, Sakhalin, India, Australia, Middle East and the Far East. Its product range includes chemical and acid tanks, helifuel tanks, offshore containers, baskets, mudskips and cryogenic tanks.